It's not just the country that's getting crazier, dear reader, with metrobuses gone wild and minister Jose Raul Mulino rambling incoherently at a business management conference. No, even here, inside the heavily fortified compound that houses the Bananama Republic newsroom, the going gets weird.
That is, it seems that our friend Omar Wong has set a new trend in sending us delusional messages. He wanted to meet with your editor in the street somewhere, which is one thing, but now we have someone who wants to meet with yours truly in jail!
This came in in the comments on our story about Susan Guberman:
Author : Carlos (IP: 18.104.22.168 , 22.214.171.124)
E-mail : email@example.com
Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/126.96.36.199
Comment: Pronto the visitaré en la cárcel Okke. Tus condenas a 20 meses y 2 años prisión están caminando satisfactoriamente. Ese día todos los que han sido calumniados por ti se reirán.
What the hell? We did some superficial cyber-sleuthing. The IP address is from CableOnda. Interesting tidbit: If you type the IP address in your browser bar, it will direct you to the login page of a home camera security system - which OF COURSE we did not hack immediately.
So let's try the email address and do a Google search. That led us to a website called "Chicas prepago Panama", indeed: Prepaid Panama chicks. More in particular, we found ourselves on the page of a prepaid nameless chick, who offers:
Soy una jovencita panameña muy arrecha que le gusta mucho el SEXO y que la penetren duro... te hare un rico sexo vaginal y oral una hora completita sin apuros. Pasala super rico conmigo solo $30 la hora, los polvos que quieras, solo push. llamame 6536-3921
That text was preceded by photos that made it clear that she meant it. And down in the comments, we found that same email address, saying in two comments:
# Carlos Ariel 05-02-2013 14:53
Mandame tu numero de cel a carlosfoto2000@ hotmail.com
And two days later, desperate:
# Carlos Ariel 07-02-2013 11:40
Bebe te estoy llamando para coordinar un encuentro y no me sale la llamada. llamame al 6460-8091
That number didn't offer any clues. So, let's try Facebook. And yes, we got a hit, and that brought us to the profile of one Carlos Ariel Herrera.
Now here's the mystery: We have no idea who this guy is, or what we have done to him to deserve his wrath or a visit in jail! Is this Friesner in one of his online disguises? Susan Guberman gone berserk? Patrick Visser having smoked too many mushrooms? A Martinelli gladiator? Please, dear readers, if you have any clue, enlighten us!